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The Weekly Chess Problem, 2nd November 2015
Written by Michael McDowell   

Alain C. White

Illustrated American, 20th March 1897

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Mate in 4

It is no accident that the pieces in this problem form the shape of the letter “R”. Letter problems have always been popular with composers, but it is far from easy to compose one where all of the pieces are essential for soundness, and even more difficult to introduce thematic content. Alain White’s four-mover, published shortly after his 17th birthday, succeeds admirably on both counts.

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